What is the lateral area of a rectangular prism if the base edges are 3 centimeters and 4 centimeters and the height is 6 centimeters?
92 cm2
150 cm2
220 cm2
84 cm2
Lateral area is the area of the sides sans the bases. That's why the problem is so specific as to the base edges because the base areas are not part of the lateral (sides) area.
84 cm2
The lateral area is the sum of two congruent 4 by 6 rectangles and two congruent 3 by 6 rectangles. That gives 2 (24) plus 2(18) = 84 square cm.